Portcoon Jetty - Northern Ireland

Portcoon Jetty



Portcoon jetty is a less crowed place located just at the left side after entering through the gate of Giant causeway. In another way it would be on the way to Dunluce castle if you do a coastal walk. This place is about 20-30 minutes of slow trekking from the entrance (assuming you'd take few photos). If anyone visiting Giant's causeway who wants to visit this place then they would have to spare an extra hour or more.


Portcoon Jetty



As most of the tourists use to come by the day tour buses that's why it becomes impossible for them to explore the area. Hopefully this is the main reason for this place to be crowd free. The walking path towards the Portcoon jetty is very easy. The route goes over the edge of the cliffs. And other lands are private property (so no option for shortcuts). That's why the walking path meanders like a snake. From the top the view towards the Giant's causeway looks very beautiful.


Causeway coastal route



There is a small (probably 20 feet long) wall in the water at the jetty. May be people used to reach this place using a boat during the high tide (looks like during low tide the water level is really poor for even a small boat). The jetty area is at the middle of two small cliffs. This is mainly a narrow place. The main attraction could have been the Portcoon cave which is just right side of the jetty area (which is over the rock and not seen from jetty area). That cave is accessible during the low tide and also one needs to go around a rock boulder. I didn't have that much courage to cross the boulder as they were slippery and the water level was rising. Otherwise it would have been a nice experience to explore the cave.


Causeway coastal route
A lovely view towards the Causeway from the trek.



It doesn't take too much time to explore the area as the Portcoon jetty is a very small place. The area is surrounded by plenty of rocks which were slippery. It needs a careful movement and attention to avoid any injuries. We went there after visiting the Millenium park. And from there we've gone to the famous Gian't causeway.


Causeway coastal route
More closer look to the small hills.



Where to stay:

Booking.com



The Causeway hotel is very near and suitable for the tourists visiting the Giant's causeway.


Causeway coastal route
Another scenic beauty from the walk towards Portcoon jetty.



Causeway coastal route
One needs to pass beside this Causeway hotel.



The route is not the left side road, rather is the right side one through this gate.



Causeway coastal route
Cliffs near the Portcoon jetty.



Portcoon Jetty
The narrow gape in front is the jetty area.



Portcoon Jetty
The small wall of Portcoon jetty is visible.



Portcoon Jetty
This is a small rock at the middle of the water.



Portcoon Jetty
Portcoon jetty area.



Portcoon Jetty
Mouth of Portcoon jetty.



Portcoon Jetty
And here it is, the Portcoon jetty.



Portcoon Jetty
If you want to go to the cave then you've to go over this rock at right side.



Portcoon Jetty
Viewing Portcoon jetty through the valley.



Portcoon Jetty
Closeup view of Portcoon jetty from far.



Portcoon Jetty
One final look towards the jetty before leaving.



This article is the continuation after the Millennium park, Bushmills. We've gone to the Giant's causeway from here.


Portcoon jetty,
Bushmills,
County Antrim,
Northern Ireland,
GPS Coordinate (55°14'03.3"N, 6°31'26.0"W).
List of hotels near Bushmills.



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Monday, 30 October 2017


Comments